What is the difference between getWindowHandle() and getWindowHandles() methods in Selenium WebDriver?

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What is the difference between getWindowHandle() and getWindowHandles() methods in Selenium WebDriver?
Jun 3, 2019 in Selenium by Jennifer
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Hey Jennifer, difference between getWindowHandle() and getWindowHandles() methods is as follows:

driver.getWindowHandle() – It returns a handle of the current page (a unique identifier). It is used to get the address of the current browser where the control is and return type is String. Syntax is:

String handle = driver.getWindowHandle()

driver.getWindowHandles() – It returns a set of handles of the all the pages available. It is used to get the address of all the open browser and its return type is Iterator<String>. Syntax is:

<List> handles=driver.getWindowHandles();
answered Jun 3, 2019 by Anvi
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The return type of the driver.getWindowHandles() is Set of String, not List of the String.
Thanks @Ankush for pointing out the error in this answer.

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